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the show could go because i see freddy as he said. i should honest when i've only said but i caught one of the young fundie. point zero point one zero because as if to say i said. this is news live from berlin the united nations gets even tougher on north korea imposing fresh sanctions on the country the u.n. security council unanimously agrees to measures proposed by the united states the aim is to limit oil supplies that pyongyang needs for its nuclear program also
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coming up. one million that's the number of people now suffering from cholera in yemen the outbreak in the war torn country has already killed more than two thousand people. and deadlock in spain a separatist parties in catalonia look to form a government in the region after earning a majority of the votes are last put demat says he's ready to talk with madrid but spanish prime minister voight won't play ball we'll find out why brussels is reluctant to intervene. and the world's greatest male. had his work cut out to seal another world cup victory under the floodlights in italy. and welcome to the program the united nations has slapped tough new sanctions on
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north korea in response to his mitts all the measures will restrict oil supplies needed for p.r. nuclear and missile program the sanctions were proposed by the u.s. and backed unanimously by the u.n. security council. the draft resolution. slash. slash. two peace raise. a striking display of unity all fifteen members of the u.n. security council backing another round of sanctions against north korea. the u.s. ambassador thanked members for backing the measures against what she called the most tragic example of evil in the modern world should the north korean regime conduct another nuclear or ballistic missile test this resolution commits the security council to take even further action it sends the on ambiguous message to
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pyongyang that further defiance will invite further punishment and isolation the u.s. drafted resolution even won the support of north korea's main trading partners china and russia. china urges north korea to take the demand seriously abide by the council resolutions and refrain from any further nuclear missile tests. the new sanctions are a response to pyongyang's latest launch of a ballistic missile in november the country said its most powerful missile yet is capable of reaching anywhere on the u.s. mainland. but russia and china who both hold a veto on the council only backed the sanctions after the trumpet ministration agreed to war to them down removing wording that would have banned all oil imports to north korea. russia also called for a compromise from all sides but he would say what's needed is a comprehensive approach one that stipulates both
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a sation of nuclear missile tests and the abundant minta of the scaling up of military infrastructure by north korea as well as the reduction in the scale of maneuvers being conducted his comments point to the u.s. and south korea's military drills on the korean peninsula which has been condemned as a provocation by the north so far the north korean regime of kim jong un has insisted that fresh sanctions will only make it speed up its nuclear program the security council hopes the latest measures will finally produce results. so the international community hands out another round of sanctions but will it make any difference earlier ask correspondent stephen borowitz who's in the south korean capital seoul. well north korea has already absorbed other rounds of sanctions and they've proven to be pretty resilient when it comes to enduring economic hardship and to finding alternative forms of income other ways to fund
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their nuclear missile programs one thing that's interesting about these sanctions is that they specifically target north korea's imports of petroleum products which are very important for these weapons programs north korea has none of its own oil and needs to import a lot of its energy also a lot of the better off people in north korean cities rely on petroleum imports to run the generators that they use for their own private security supply so the screws are tightening as you said and we perhaps can expect a major change right away but this is an important step towards further cutting north korea off from its source of income stephen barr lake in seoul thank you. now to some of the other stories making news around the world officials in the philippines have confirmed more than one hundred people have been killed by a tropical storm in the southern part of the country dozens more are missing strong with winds of up to eighty kilometers per hour has now passed across the southern
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island of mindanao. thousands of well wishers have gathered at the imperial palace in tokyo to mark the eighty fourth birthday of japan's emperor akihito has pledged to carry on with his duties until he abdicates in april two thousand and nineteen his elder son crown prince not who he will then take over the chrysanthemum throne . a former u.s. soldier has been arrested on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack in ten francisco over christmas the men allegedly told an undercover agent you plan to target the city's busy pier thirty nine area in the name of the so-called islamic state authorities say a search of his home turned up firearms and a letter claiming responsibility. let's go to spain now were a regional vote the country had hoped would stifle separatist sentiment as only deepened the country's constitutional crisis that's because catalan separatists held on to their majority of pro independence leader car last voyage to mont could
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now become catalonia regional president yet again but he's still in exile in brussels even though separatist parties won more than half the seats and parliament it was the empty independent citizens party that picked up the largest individual share of the vote meanwhile spain's prime minister. is still refusing to consider independence for the region he declined an offer from to meet on neutral ground. my colleague. joins us now in studio for more on this story pablo your resident of spain you've been following the story it looks like a complete deadlocks most of us and it is and it's impossible to ignore particular when you're in spain or across europe for that matter now obviously what the next move is the million dollar question why do you want to hold the spanish prime minister has said that he will speak to the next president whoever he may be but also he said under the right conditions now what he was hinting at was the fact
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that catalyst was among the former premier the former president who is currently in exile in belgium looks like the possible next president of the region of catalonia but of course the minute he comes back to spain he will most likely be arrested because of these charges against him for sedition and rebellion related back to the first of october. referendum which was deemed illegal by speight but of course money out of the holy has also said that he's very much waiting to speak to the head of the citizens party that is the mother us who they are the party with the most number of votes in the region of catalonia but to so many were essentially in the situation of deadlock and it's going to be very difficult for a government to be formed in the pro independent side and also in those parties who are very much against the idea of independence and in favor of that union with spain basically maintaining the situation that we're in in the moment in spain ok and the european union is definitely watching all of this unfold very very closely
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many people in spain perhaps are wanting the block's intervene but that hasn't happened why is that no is very much the e.u. has essentially said that this is an internal matter that spain needs to resolve but they also have very much backed money on over the whole the government in the dritte particularly germany and france and i think it's quite important that we hear what this m.e.p. from germany has to say on the issue. i think mr puts demond is very emotional not exactly realistic and easily carried by the emotions of the moment and the masses of mr a whole is sometimes a bit stubborn and does not have the flexibility or the openness to approach others . think it's incredibly telling essential what the reaction has been particularly from france and germany on the one hand he's very much backing up money on overhaul the madrid government but on the other hand he's saying that perhaps the tactics or the way that money on other has
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approached the issue in catalonia hasn't exactly been the best way to approach this situation and have to deal with it so in the next weeks body on a whole is going to be going to a lot of spotlight on him to see on how he deals with the situation on the crisis in catalonia which is not going away anytime soon yeah especially with a vote that was meant to bring more clarity and that hasn't happened. thank you for joining us. in yemen the number of colorado cases has reached one million that's according to the world health organization thousands of people have already died from the disease according to the international red cross most of the population lacks food fuel clean water and access to medical care the united nations says the country is suffering the world's worst humanitarian crisis. neuron is thirteen years old shrapnel damaged her spine so severely that she's confined to a wheelchair. where before i used to walk to school she says now i
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can't even hold a pencil about the war must come to an end. this as intimate as a yemen was already one of the poorest countries in the world civil war drought and hunger have made it situation even more dire the country is now on the verge of collapse epidemics of cholera and diptheria have broken out those who receive no medical care have no chance of survival. the air attacks continue as does a widespread blockade some aid has finally arrived but it's rare and doesn't reach many locations villages in rebel held areas have been isolated for months that means people are forced to eat leaves because no food is available aid organizations have sounded the alarm. for a living million people who are what we can play out in acute need and that's one million more than last year and the some four hundred thousand children under the age of five are in a very severe acute moment knowledge that you wish the war has raged for more than
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a thousand days leaving ten thousand dead most of them civilians. tis the season to be jolly but christians in the palestinian territories are feeling less than fast of as they prepare to celebrate christmas but they feel a responsibility to keep its colorful traditions alive in bethlehem and surrounding areas one of these traditions is the game of bingo israel correspondent tanya kramer is in bethlehem and joined in for around. christmas time is being go invade at the auditorium of the orthodox christian community they're keeping track of every number on people here play bingo all year round but during the festive season the extra special. palestinian christians see themselves as a custodian of christmas and it's often colorful traditions and bingo is one of them that they call the. friends and family to play every sunday after going
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to. gives us a break from everything going on with all the checkpoints the situation is difficult and people can't go anywhere they want that's when we open the community so we can play bingo over the holidays and have a good time. being groupings everyone together. we really have a good time. would be christmas here without being go made because they will see joey it we we have a nice holiday atmosphere that's why we meet here that has business. instead of sweets the winners get practical hosts want items like rice detergent or toilet paper it's been like this since intifada times this spirit of helping families is strong but this year than it's been more sober living them and say you know if
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we're in a crisis situation this is about the future of to a city that's holy to us to its. our homeland that we are losing. a message. in bethlehem cutting off the roads to jerusalem images of trauma familiar. palestinians from the west bank new to special permission from israel to visit to. bethlehem the birthplace of jesus decked out for the christmas holiday here too the mood is far from stiff but locals and this is just try to make the best out of the situation. looks like this christmas will be back after what happened in the west bank following trump's decision so everyone here is against terrorism is down to. like to come to bethlehem today to show the baby the atmosphere the city i love the circumstances we are in is dishonest just because of
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the occupation. it's just third round of the big everyone's enjoying the evening and trying to forget the uncertainty casting a shadow over this christmas. and i remind her of the top story we're following for you the united nations has slapped tough new sanctions on north korea in response to his missile tests they'll restrict oil supplies needed for nuclear and missile program the sanctions were proposed by the united states and back. watching. watching. they will not succeed in dividing us not succeed in taking the people off the streets because we're tired of this dictatorship. to.

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